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3.55  ·  Rating details ·  87 ratings  ·  49 reviews
Citrus Leahy is having a really bad day. First she's late to school. Then she runs into the girl who drives her nuts because she always calls her Orange instead of her name. To cap it all off, when Citrus finally makes it to class, she sees herself already inside. Wait. What? Citrus Leahy has a doppelganger! It's probably aliens taking over the world and her life has just ...more
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Published November 11th 2012 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published July 29th 2012)
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Mother effer!!! Another effing cliffhanger book!!!! Okay, I’m a sucker for them but seriously, going into this book I was NOT expecting that at all! It was a very nice surprise.

Now on about the book.
Citrus, weird name by the way, is your average teen who goes to school, gets her homework done and likes to read during her free time. She flies by under the radar, doesn’t want to get any unwanted attention.
Until one morning nothing is the same, not even her. First off she wakes up late which she’s
I was given a copy of this book from the publishers via NetGalley, in return for an honest review.

"Doppelganger" has been on my wish list ever since I first saw it on Goodreads a year ago. The idea sounded promising and as soon as I saw it posted on NetGalley, I requested it.

I cannot even fathom what it would be like to run into myself. But it seemed like the reactions by the characters in this story were pretty accurate. I could imagine myself freaking out just as Citrus did. I could imagine t
Oct 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Citrus was a good girl with good grades. she loved to read and never did something bad. but one day, she woke up late, which was very unusual for her. she rushed to school, just in time for her test in third period before she noticed herself already sitting inside the classroom. the girl looked completely like her, even dressed and act like her, but there were something off about her. before she was able to decide whether to confront her doppelganger or to run away, she met Aedan, her long time ...more
Sep 30, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks, i-own-it
Aww, I really enjoyed the book. It's not literary genius, but it is an enjoyable time waster.
When reading the blurb for this book, the movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers immediately comes to mind. You know, if it was really girly.
Doppelganger starts out with Citrus Leahy, ordinary bookworm, arrives late at school to find that she is already there. Naturally, she freaks out, but then she starts rambling. She rambled a lot. I'm serious, it got sorta annoying, but I get it, shes freaking out.
Nov 20, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a fun little book. A YA paranormal romance/maybe sci-fi? Hard to place since we don't know what the doppelgangers are. Are they aliens? Are they vampires? We don't know yet! This book follows our heroine, Citrus, a high school girl whose biggest worry to date was to keep her nose out of a book long enough to study for a test. Then the day comes that she is late to school, and while walking into class, realizes she is already sitting in a seat taking the test. Her only consolation is that ...more
Tracey Murphy
I really enjoyed this book. It was so fast paced that you were out of breathe just trying to keep up with the action. I received this book as a R2R and boy, am I glad I did.

Citrus was just trying to have a regular normal day in her life, but that is NOT what is going to happen. It does not take very long to get involved in the action of having your double sitting in class, taking your test and the ramifications of that to hit the fan.

Citrus's voice is very believable as a high school girl, who
Alana ~ The Book Pimp
I'm going to have to think about this one a decide how I feel. I can say, overall I liked it. If you like Milda Harris' Adventures in Funeral Crashing series, there is a good chance you will like this, too.

My main hurdle on loving this, is Citrus. No, I'm not referring to the "Annoying Orange" or some veiled weird inside joke... the main character is named Citrus. Interesting choice of name.

I received a free eBook from Milda Harris via the R2R Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Fanatics in exchange for
Jan 31, 2017 rated it liked it
In this short, first book of a series, Citrus sleeps late and when she gets to high school, sees herself already in class. She learns that she and several other students now have doppelgangers - identical look alike people who are taking their places. Together with a boy named Aedan, who also has a doppel, they try to take the doppelgangers on and find out what is going on. To be continued in the next book....
Feb 12, 2013 rated it liked it
Good book! I can't wait to see what happens in the next book. Very interesting twists that I didn't expect. ...more
Eve (Functioning Insanity Reviews)

I have been reading up a storm this month and loving it. No dent in the TBR list really as I added about 3 for every book 1 finished. A solid point for the, pro eternal life, debate I always hear coming up. One of the books I read recently was Doppelganger by Milda Harris thanks to NetGalley. I first clicked on this title because, I admit the idea of doppelgangers intrigues me; and the cover reminded me of something from my past and to even now it drives
Danni Mae
Jul 29, 2014 rated it liked it
If I had to describe this book in one word, it would be "ohmaigawd." Not because I personally loved it, but because that was the mood of the entire thing. There was a lot of danger throughout the course of Doppelganger- although it only felt dangerous towards the end of the book- but somehow the main character, Citrus, managed to keep this ranty high-school-preppy attitude almost the entire time. Let me explain what I mean with an excerpt. This is at the beginning of the book, so it's not much o ...more
Aug 10, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: disappointing
If Citrus is having a bad day, well, I'm definitely having a bad read. First, she keeps on blabbing. Second, the first is annoying. Lastly, she is a waste of time!

Doppelganger is written in the voice of the main character, Citrus Leahy, where she woke up in a day that is strange for her. Strange is she's late. Because she said so that she's a good girl and never gets late for school. But knew it was going to be a bad day when she woke up. How strange is that? Totally unlike her, she said. Ap
Sally Balboa
Jul 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Doppelganger felt like talking to a 13-year-old girl with ADHD. I realize that the character Citrus is meant to be much older than 13, but she had the mentality of a 13-year-old.

I have mixed feelings about this novel, because the first half of the novel; I am not a fan of, but it becomes pretty interesting after that. I’d probably read the second book just to find out what happens and why it is all happening, let alone my interest in the characters.

The novel starts with our avid reader, Citrus,
Nicole Wolverton
Aug 04, 2014 rated it it was ok
This was a 2 or a 2.5 for me.

There are certain novel openings that will never stop being cliched. One of them is “I knew it was going to be a bad day when . . . “ That is exactly how Doppelganger begins. Couple that with an enormous amount of back story on the first two pages, and I wasn’t primed to love Doppelganger. I’m sorry to say that this story never picked up and, ultimately, just wasn’t for me.

The idea is a good one--it plays on the idea that we’ve all got a twin somewhere in the world.
Mar 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Sixteen year-old Citrus Leahy is a total bookworm, wrapped up in reading 'The Hunger Games'. In fact, she's so absorbed in reading that shestays up late, oversleeps, and misses the bus to school, which means that she has to bike there instead.

Which means she's going to be really, incredibly late for class. Citrus shows up at the front office tired and anxious to make it to history test on time, but when she gets her hall pass to history, she sees herself in the classroom, already scratching down
Jun 28, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The premise of this book sounded so exciting, but unfortunately I didn't enjoy this book as much as I had hoped. The plot itself is really good and was what kept me going but the writing style and our main character was what killed the book.

First of, what kind of name is Citrus? It's a bit too special for my liking, and made me frown every time I came across it. Furthermore, Citrus is really annoying and stupid. In the beginning she keeps mentioning that: "I was the good kid". I lost count for h
Alysa H.
Mar 06, 2013 rated it it was ok
This started with a bang. In the first pages, we get a relatable POV character in the form of Citrus: a slightly nerdy teenage girl who loves to read YA fantasy novels. We get the brisk pace that comes with being late to school. We get the shock of her arriving at her classroom door only to find that her doppelganger is already there!

Unfortunately, for me, the rest of the book did not live up the that early promise. The characters all seem to have interchangeable personalities; none of them are
Aug 26, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 3, to-review, kindle
Doppelganger by Milda Harris

3.5 Stars

OMG it was a major cliff-hanger NOOooo!!

Citrus and Aedan found themselves in a very unusual position when they turned up at school one morning to find themselves, or rather their doubles, already in their class. The pair soon realise that something strange is happening in their town and their class mates are being kidnapped and replaced by doppelgangers. How they avoided being taken they don’t know but the race is on to find their friends before something awf
This is my first run-in with Sci-Fi. At least I think this is considered Sci-Fi. To be honest I'm still not sure if we are dealing with a paranormal aspect or a sci-fi one. Still this book has intrigue that will keep you turning the pages until the very end.

Citris, and a bunch of kids at her school are being taken over by doppelgangers. For some reason Citrus and Aedan are the only two "real" people that the doppelgangers haven't kidnapped yet. The problem is, that leaves them to figure out what
Book Goblin
Doppelganger seemed like an intriguing and fun read, that ultimately fell short of expectations. This one is a hard one to review because honestly, there wasn’t much I liked.

The main character, Citrus, was horribly annoying. I guess I could say that the voice of the novel was unique or interesting, but it wasn’t in a good way. Citrus is an airhead and a motormouth - everything she thinks could be condensed in about half time, ridding the novel of the unnecessary rambling and maybe making her con
Jun 24, 2014 rated it it was ok

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I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review, thank you!

Citrus is already having a bad day, but things take a turn for the worst when she see's herself, already in class, making her History test. She's got a doppelganger...

I think this book would work better for teens a bit younger than YA, as the writing and story seem a bit too childish for YA. There's a lot of re
Jul 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
As you can probably tell these are two installments in a series so I don't want to talk too much about what happens, I'll tell you a little bit, but to be honest I found the interaction between the characters to be just as good as all the action. Citrus begins her day by running late to school and bumping into Melissa in the principal's office, as usual Melissa refers to her by the unwanted nickname of Orange, which I found cute and funny, but as you can imagine Citrus adds it to the list of ann ...more
Jun 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
A super quick read that I really enjoyed!

Citrus was over an hour late to school. She somehow overslept even though she's never been late for anything. Worried about being late to her World History exam, she rode her bike the few miles to school and ran to the office to get a late pass, but the secretary seemed confused when checking the attendance sheet.

In too much of a hurry to pay attention to anything but getting to her test, Citrus ignored the secretary's confusion and ran to class. But wha
Kimmy Mcloughlin
Jun 26, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: reviewed
I came across this book whilst browsing Netgalley back in the summer. The title and cover caught my attention, it wouldn't be the most outstanding cover I have seen on a book but I found it unusual and intriguing. Reading the synopsis intrigued me more, so I requested it and was lucky enough to get accepted.

A fast paced story. Filled with the incessant, random ramblings inside the main characters head. I persisted with the book as in between Citrus rambling away to herself there were some intere
Zed Whisper
Aug 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Citrus is having a rather strange day. First she oversleeps and then when she rushes to her World History Class so she isn’t late for her exam she realises she is already in the class. Well, Citrus’ doppelganger is. Thinking she has lost her mind she bumps into her crush, Aedan. Weirdest thing is that his doppelganger is in class too!

Aedan and Citrus spend their day trying to work out what the doppelgangers want, who is real and who isn’t and what is happening with the world?!

I really enjoyed r
Stephanie Ward
'Doppelganger' is a fun and interesting young adult paranormal novel that follows Citrus Leahy in her once ordinary teenage life - only to one day discover that she has a doppelganger. As if being a teen in high school wasn't bad enough, now Citrus has to deal with the weirdness that has invaded her life.

I think the concept behind this novel was a really interesting one that is new to the genre, which makes it refreshing and unique. The tone was pretty light-hearted and fun, which made this an e
Jul 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Late to school one morning, Citrus discovers that she is already in class. Standing outside her classroom door she sees herself, or someone who looks just like her. She is not the only one so it seems. Aedan, the hottie who she is secretly crushing on has the same problem. This book will take you on a roller coaster ride with plenty of twist and turns. Citrus will learn that you don't know who you can trust. Who is a Doppelganger? What exactly are they, what do they want and where did they come ...more
Mary Elizabeth Dulaney
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Nov 16, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book told from the perspective of a bookish and socially awkward teenage girl. Citrus; great name, by the way, makes an excellent heroine with believable angst ridden situations that enhance the drama and humor in the story.

I liked not knowing what exactly those doppelgangers really are. It gives me a great incentive to read further into the series to uncover that mystery and a few more.
I have a suspicion as to what they are, but I'm not going to share that here. I like r
Oct 29, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Doppelganger is a very cute Young Adult book. It was a very short, quick read. I did wish when it ended that it had gone longer and we had found out a bit more about what was going on. I enjoyed the little love story between Citrus and Aeden. Although, I was disappointed when I found out the bit of a plot twist. The story did feel like a spin-off of the movie The Faculty with a twist. I can’t wait to read the next installment in this series because I really want to know more and get to know the ...more
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MILDA HARRIS has a dog named after a piece of candy (Licorice), was once hit by a tree (seriously), and wears hot pink sunglasses (why not?). She is the young adult author of Doppelganger, Adventures in Funeral Crashing, Adventures of a Graveyard Girl, The New Girl Who Found A Dead Body, and Connected: A Paranormal Romance. She also works in production on television shows like Austin & Ally, Hanna ...more

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